Yesterday, we took him to Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster County, PA. He was able to ride a real steam locomotive in Amish Country. He loved it. He wore his little engineer's hat and watched the farms roll by. He was in heaven. He's a fan of trains and farm animals.
This is the wee one at the New Jersey State Fair aka the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. He wanted a sheep badly that day. If we stayed their any longer, we would have had a farm. Not that I'm complaining, though. Because I grew up in Jersey, I do know how to milk a cow and birth a sow (among other things)....but, I digress.
As school is starting next week, I know my son will remind me of the simple joys of life. When NCLB regulations, explaining to teens that getting pregnant isn't "cool", and being gluten-free gets me down, all I have to do is think of him and I'm happy again. Or I can just think of his dad (my better half - and yes, he is wearing my son's shirt on his head)